To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
The MDA 5-Star Club is for divers seeking adventure! It includes discounts at all MDA locations, preferred rates on rentals and air fills, special club rates on diving and discounts at our sponsor businesses all over Guam.
Puerto Galera, located on the northeast coast of Mindoro Island, is known for it’s beaches, night life and world class diving. This is a very popular destination for photographers with an abundance of unique critters and macro opportunities. The surrounding Marine Sanctuary has been very successful in promoting healthy reefs and marine life. As a dive destination for Guam travelers – booking is easy! No additional domestic flights are necessary, bus & boat transfers will be included in your travel package to bring you right from the Manila airport to the resort.
HOW TO GET THERE
Outgoing (Guam to Manila):Use Philippine Airlines morning flight PR0111, operating 7 days a week.
Return (Manila to Guam): Flights depart in the evening, around 10pm, and arrive in Guam around 4am the following day. PR 0110 on PAL.
For travel to Puerto Galera & Anilao: Your package will include air conditioned van transfers between the Manila International Airport and your resort.
Bring your camera! Puerto Galera is a great destination for underwater photographers, with excellent dive sites as near as 5 minutes away from your resort. For the non-divers in the group there are also many things to see and do on land. Sightseeing, kayaking, trekking, waterfalls. sunset cruises and more.
When To Go – April and May tend to have the best weather and most visitor traffic. Dry season extends from December – May, with wet season from June – November.
Permits & Fees
Please be aware of required local permits and airport departure fees.
These must be paid in cash at your destination and are not included in travel packages.
Permits are purchased through the tour operator at your destination. Departure fees are paid at the airport upon departure.
Dive & Land permits
The Philippines’ Marine Sanctuaries provide incredible diving and require small fees for diving and camera use. These are relatively inexpensive and may vary depending on where the day’s diving takes you. Sanctuary fees are paid directly to your dive operator and are not included in dive packages.
There are no departure fee’s required in Puerto Galera.